Chapter 12. Acute Coronary Syndrome

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Derek Yiu1 and
  2. Arduino Mangoni2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch12

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Yiu, D. and Mangoni, A. (2009) Acute Coronary Syndrome, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Centre for Neurosciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • acute coronary syndrome (ACS);
  • coronary artery disease - severe and diffuse with advancing age;
  • ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI);
  • non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI);
  • unstable angina (UA);
  • management of non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome;
  • angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor antagonists (ARA);
  • European society of cardiology guidelines


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Therapy scheme of the advised drugs

  • Key points

  • Guidelines

  • Acknowledgements

  • References